Afghan Solidarity members hold posters and chant slogans during a rally against ISIS in Iraq and the US Presence in Afghanistan, in Kabul on October 12, 2014. (AFP PHOTO/Wakil Kohsar)
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Germany's foreign minister said Sunday that Berlin had made serious mistakes in its military engagement in Afghanistan since 2001 and warned against a hasty withdrawal.Ahead of the end of U.S.-led NATO combat operations in the war-ravaged country this year, Frank-Walter Steinmeier offered a sobering assessment of the 13-year mission. Germany has been the third-largest contributor of troops to NATO's International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan, behind the United States and Britain.After the end of combat operations this year, a NATO follow-up mission will take over on January 1, made up of 9,800 U.S. troops and about 3,000 soldiers from Germany, Italy and other member nations.
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